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Author Topic: Feeler about Shifter Rings  (Read 11224 times)

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Offline cdflint

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Re: Feeler about Shifter Rings
« Reply #75 on: March 14, 2014, 01:15:54 AM »
It was unintentional. I purchased a ring that was Gen 4 2008, 2009, 2010 but the leather shift boot was 2003-2006. Still fits perfectly.
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To be or not to be hard, that is the question. I prefer my top off and still hard when I need it.

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Re: Feeler about Shifter Rings
« Reply #76 on: March 14, 2014, 09:19:07 AM »
I looked at other sellers on Ebay and the web and some advertise their shift boot for 2003-2010 Vipers so it's no surprise they work together.

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Re: Feeler about Shifter Rings
« Reply #77 on: April 04, 2014, 10:15:08 AM »
My Viper Ring just came back from the galvanic (I had it chromed) and it looks awesome(on the photographs). JPM is actually building a Shifter with a (hopefully) fitting boot and a friend of mine made me a ring of matte acrylic glass (Dunno if you call it Acryglas or Plexiglas as we do in Germany...) with LED`s to be placed below the shifter ring.
The interior Trim (Opel GT) is handed over to "the specialists". (a local paint shop is adapting the square opening to a round one and painting it glossy black)

You can`t imagine how hard I want to finish this "mod", but sadly my tour won`t end before July/August...

Anyway, the question is: Is the JPM shifter knob in the exact same position of the OEM one? I'd like to add an "ambient lighting" but want it to highlight the shifter knob. From the pictures it looks like the JPM knob is a little bit bend, right?

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Re: Feeler about Shifter Rings
« Reply #78 on: April 04, 2014, 10:29:22 AM »
No. The one that is bent was a special one made for a customer. The standard JPM shifter looks like this:

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Re: Feeler about Shifter Rings
« Reply #79 on: April 04, 2014, 02:48:09 PM »
I bought the viper ring off of ebay, put the stock boot on and black allen head bolts. I love the new look too! I have the JPM shifter and had to raise the position of the shift knob because my little finger was getting pinched between the knob and ring. Other than that no problem and again I love the new look, thanks for all of the great info on this mod.

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Re: Feeler about Shifter Rings
« Reply #80 on: April 04, 2014, 07:09:04 PM »
^^^^^Awesome, Need Pics please.....
She's an 09 Brazen GXP.

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To be or not to be hard, that is the question. I prefer my top off and still hard when I need it.

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Re: Feeler about Shifter Rings
« Reply #81 on: June 23, 2014, 05:32:08 PM »
Finally finished my shifter ring mod in the Sky.
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Re: Feeler about Shifter Rings
« Reply #82 on: June 23, 2014, 08:47:40 PM »
Lookin good but your dash needs some help.  :poke:

Is that CF dip for that white CF?
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Re: Feeler about Shifter Rings
« Reply #83 on: June 23, 2014, 09:16:04 PM »
Lookin good but your dash needs some help.  :poke:

Is that CF dip for that white CF?

No. Just white CF vinyl wrap. 3M Scotchprint 1080. Dash is torn apart because I was running a cable up to the rearview mirror to hardwire my radar detector in. Also, thinking of recovering the dash in faux leather while it's out.
Also thinking about changing the AC vents into round ones, moving the radio up and the AC controls down in the vertical center console.
« Last Edit: June 23, 2014, 09:23:36 PM by Helios »
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Re: Feeler about Shifter Rings
« Reply #84 on: June 24, 2014, 02:56:26 AM »
Did you have to change something on the fascia? Or did the ring cover the "old" rectangular opening by itself?

I have the same job to do when I return to Germany, except the ring is chromed and the fascia to be painted in glossy black... :cool:

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Re: Feeler about Shifter Rings
« Reply #85 on: June 24, 2014, 06:38:38 AM »
Did you have to change something on the fascia? Or did the ring cover the "old" rectangular opening by itself?

I have the same job to do when I return to Germany, except the ring is chromed and the fascia to be painted in glossy black... :cool:

I had to make an adapter plate that was shaped the same size as the "old" rectangular piece and drilled holes for the screws and the two alignment pins. I then used epoxy all around to mold it in. I also used epoxy on the underside and to hold the 1/4-20 SS nuts in place. I sanded it down on top to be smooth and flush. I spray painted the whole assembly with gray primer and then applied the white CF decal.
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Re: Feeler about Shifter Rings
« Reply #86 on: June 25, 2014, 01:18:54 AM »
Thought so.
Do you know how thick the original fascia is?
I thought about using 2mm ABS plates to fill the rectangular opening...

Thanks! :cool:

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Re: Feeler about Shifter Rings
« Reply #87 on: June 25, 2014, 09:11:09 AM »
Thought so.
Do you know how thick the original fascia is?
I thought about using 2mm ABS plates to fill the rectangular opening...

Thanks! :cool:

The original fascia is around 1/8" THK. The rectangular opening has a lip that extends down into the shifter housing. I used a Dremel tool to cut it off so that I had a flat surface to epoxy the 1/8" THK aluminum plate I fabricated to fit in the rectangular hole.
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Re: Feeler about Shifter Rings
« Reply #88 on: August 30, 2014, 06:20:43 AM »
Finally, I finished my build, too.
Viper Ring(chromed),
JPM Shifter,
JPM Boot,
the cover modified with 2mm ABS.
I also cleaned the cupholder on the side, never liked it.
The entire cover was then painted in glossy Black by a local shop.
I really like the result!
Thank you very much for the idea!



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Re: Feeler about Shifter Rings
« Reply #89 on: August 30, 2014, 09:08:43 AM »
Looks great! Good job!
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Re: Feeler about Shifter Rings
« Reply #90 on: August 30, 2014, 09:11:55 AM »
That looks awesome Napi. Great job.
She's an 09 Brazen GXP.

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To be or not to be hard, that is the question. I prefer my top off and still hard when I need it.

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Re: Feeler about Shifter Rings
« Reply #91 on: August 30, 2014, 09:15:59 AM »
Nice look !    :thumbs:

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Re: Feeler about Shifter Rings
« Reply #92 on: August 30, 2014, 09:16:56 AM »
Did you add the plexiglass for LED's? The chrome is too shiny to see if its there. :)
She's an 09 Brazen GXP.

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To be or not to be hard, that is the question. I prefer my top off and still hard when I need it.

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Re: Feeler about Shifter Rings
« Reply #93 on: August 31, 2014, 11:57:48 PM »
What steering wheel is that?
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Re: Feeler about Shifter Rings
« Reply #94 on: September 06, 2014, 04:44:36 AM »
I added the Glass, but removed it after a short tryout.
Due to the thickness, the ring was nearly 1cm higher and it felt "too high".
So I am driving without the LEDs now.

The wheel is the stock one. It was "just" reshaped and cover with different leather.

Yours,
Napi.

P.S.: I recently handed a 50mm v2a-ball with a fitting thread oder to my specialist, to have it chromed the same style the ring is chromed. I don't think the gunmetal finish look good in my Car.

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Re: Feeler about Shifter Rings
« Reply #95 on: October 12, 2014, 07:54:00 AM »
Love the chromed Ball instead of the "original" shifter sphere.  :cool:


Time to focus on the Installation of my additional gauges now. :D

 

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